Door is a material used of closing and opening an entrance which has one movable side and another fixed one and can either be made of metal, wood or glass while window is an opening in wall or on the roof that allows air, light or sound. Most of them are made of woodless or plastic, glass.
Both windows and doors are very vital as they give house good air circulation and security if closed.
We have different windows put on different parts of the house for different purpose like the transom put above the door, sidelight next to a door or clerestory window set on the roof generally for light in the house.
Awning windows with hinges or doors should be greased regularly for them to easily open.
These carpentry structures need some knowledge while using them as they can broke or loose screws and make it hard to close in cases of doors or opening in windows.
Doors which won’t shut or latch properly are annoying and one diagnosis door hanging loosely or not opening should find the problem and solve it mechanically even if it has binding, it will show the problem and repair it as quick as possible when it’s inexpensive.
Loose hinge screws in the upper hinge of doors or movable windows may make it sticking at the edge and this might make the door or window to latch and start wearing out. This problem can be solved by tightening the screws or fitting the stripped hole to size of the screw.
When door or window is latching on the bottom edge side which makes it difficult to open or close. This result from unfastened nail or screw and in most cases the lower jamb has shifted or pulled holding nail out and to reset the jamb, ply away the bottom casing and renail the door to the wall.
Glass should be handled with care as can easily break and also one should use non-staining materials while cleaning like pieces of newspapers when moisture .
Broken glass window leaves some glass fragments which if unnoticed cut if no gloves are worn and one can remove them by using a putty knife keenly before calling the glazier who can help in putting back another piece of glass.
Both window and door hinges should be greased regularly for it to open easily; this makes it safer for the glass windows because opening of ungreased windows might sometimes lead to breaking or removal of window panes.
For glass windows reduction of condensation between the glass to increase ventilation is very essential and this can be done by us of bathroom or kitchen fans, keeping showers short and run only full loads in washers and dishwashers to reduce indoor humidity.